The meeting is Thursday, October 2 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive (renumbering of address occured, but google maps, and various website settings are not updated yet.) The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)
About the Speaker: ML Robinson, Specialist, Horticulture
ML is a favorite guest speaker. This month we get timely advice on DIY GREENHOUSES and OTHER COLD WEATHER CACTUS TIPS.I'm ready for a trip to the hardware store. Let's "DO THIS," (my house first).
ML''s 22-year career in Environmental Horticulture and related fields as an Associate Professor/Specialist for the University of Nevada and the University of Florida has taken him into many deserts and worldly outreaches! His adventurous spirit combined with his intellect has produced within him a knowledgeable and yet "crazy kinda guy." ML can be seen embracing trees, snakes, lizards, plants, and sometimes people. It's a love of life and he just goes for it.
(Other Programs for which he is noted: Desert Bio-scape (sustainable horticulture), Desert Green (a two-day annual conference and mini trade show), Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Training, and Correctional Horticulture Training.)
Please start talking with friends about this event and plan to bring them with you. Club membership is nice, but not required.
IT'S SHOW TIME: Get ready for our Fall Show and Sale: October 11 and 12 at Moon-Sun Cactus and Koi Gardens: Get your plants and staging ready. The spring show was impressive, but let's out do ourselves! We always need Volunteers for any and everything at the show and sale. Here's a link to their website: http://www.moon-sunlandscapes.com/
This is going to be a BEST! Show your large and small --- tidy or scruffy as long as "nobody" has bugs." We want to see how you spend your time and what gives you the feel good feedback from nurturing your plants. Bring your plants and your pocket full of money because there are special goodies at our host's nursery as well as some absolutely knock out vendors. I can hardly wait to see my friend Cliff Meng and his wife Linda. For those of you not in the know, Cliff is known as the "Fat Plant Man." Come see why. SERIOUSLY!
SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION: A LUIS BRAVO-MOON SUN PRODUCTION: BARBACOA HIDALGO for as long as it lasts. If you haven't had it ..... you haven't had it.
Other Agenda Items:
Appointment of Nominating Committee for Executive Board of Directors election which will be held at the November meeting. We need a strong Executive Board and a well rounded slate of "at large" board members. New blood with fresh ideas are welcome. Please consider giving the club an hour or two a month.
Update from member BOB MIDDAG: about his volunteer effort at the Cactus Garden renovation at the Laura Dearing Elementary School.
The NGC Garage Sale October 18 benefits the overal all Garden Clubs Ways and Means fund - which needs income to help offset the funding deficits. Funds raised will also help generate fees for the Regional Convention in 2016. The Fall Flower Show is also that day at the Garden Center
NGC Fall Conference: November 1, "Celebration of 150 Years of Statehood for Nevada." This event is at the Garden Club Building. Call letter will be available at the meeting.
Ideas for "meet ups" for hikes, walks, parks, and places.
Hope to see you and some friends!